Transit Expansion

A rendering of the Beltline Streetcar running on a grassy field (with rail tracks) next to a walking and biking path.

Atlanta Streetcar Expansion Still Moving Forward

MARTA has drastically reduced its plans to construct new rail transit, but one project still has political support from the top at City Hall.

April 24, 2023 - SaportaReport

MARTA Station

MARTA Scales Back Expansion Plans

Atlanta’s transit agency is slowing its plans to extend its bus and rail lines, prompting criticism from city officials.

March 13, 2023 - Saporta Report

Atlanta Rail Service

Atlanta Transit Plans Stall Due to Budget Concerns

With MARTA facing a potential billion dollar shortfall, the agency says it can’t fulfill its system expansion plan.

January 29, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Los Angeles Metro

With a Growing Number of Transit Projects Planned, L.A. Considers Renaming Rail Lines

Like many cities, L.A. already has two trains in the blue color family. With more rail projects in the works, some think it's time to update the system.

September 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Sound Transit Rendering

Tacoma's Growing Transit System

Tacoma is growing, so the city is expanding light rail and introducing bus rapid transit.

September 25, 2018 - The Urbanist

Bus Service Expanded in Athens, Georgia

The 7 and 5 routes have been updated, and the 7 will see service hours extended.

July 4, 2018 - The Red and Black

Will Plummeting Gas Prices Threaten Recent Transit Ridership Gains?

As gas prices have fallen, driving has increased. October driving mileage figures show an increase of 3 percent from a year earlier. A shift away from public transit may cause transit providers to rethink expansion plans.

January 30, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

MARTA to Expand into Suburban Clayton County

After a ballot measure approved the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) expansion into a suburban county outside of Atlanta, the transit agency could set precedent on how to effectively adapt to sprawling suburbs.

November 7, 2014 - The Week

 Decatur Marta station

Majority of Americans Favor Funding for Transit Over Funding for Roads

In a poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, Americans were found to prefer allocating transportation funding towards transit expansion rather than road widening.

October 26, 2014 - Streetsblog USA

Seattle Light Rail Construction

North America Will Invest More Than $80 Billion in New Transit in 2014

Yonah Freemark assembles his annual review of the year ahead in transit expansion by analyzing the dozens of projects that will start, continue, or complete construction this year in North America. Nearly every metro region is investing in transit.

January 6, 2014 - the transport politic

Miami Intermodal Center

A Preview of the Year Ahead in U.S. Transit Projects

Dozens of transit expansion projects will start, continue, or complete construction this year across America. Yonah Freemark delivers a thorough rundown of the exciting year ahead in transit construction and makes note of a dark cloud on the horizon.

January 2, 2013 - the transport politic

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

UDO Transportation Planner

City of Charlotte - Charlotte Area Transit

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